First-ever human head transplant now possible, says neuroscientist.
Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group. In a recent research paper, Canavero outlines a procedure modeled on successful head transplants which have been carried out in animals since 1970.
The one problem with these transplants was that scientists were unable to connect the animals’ spinal cords to their donor bodies, leaving them paralyzed below the point of transplant. But, says Canavero, recent advances in re-connecting spinal cords that are surgically severed mean that it should be technically feasible to do it in humans.
Technically feasible eh? So it works in theory and i
f they can just find a few thousand volunteers to experiment on, we may yet see the body of Holly Willoughby wearing the head of Chris Evans. Is there really no end to the stupidity of scientists.